eVenture Limited’s hide.me VPN has been certified as completely log free by leading software security expert Leon Juranic, further assuring the 1.8 million global users of hide.me of their complete anonymity and privacy any time they surf the Internet.
The independent and intensive audit, conducted by Juranic and his company DefenseCode, found the hide.me web application doesn’t store any user logs whatsoever, ensuring users that it would be impossible for hide.me to share user logs in the event of a court subpoena. Juranic, a world-renowned security expert, has previously worked with popular open source and commercial software companies, such as McAfee, NASA, and PeerCast, to discover vulnerabilities in their software systems.
Hide.me successfully launched its Android app in June. The app extended hide.me’s established web platform that not only focuses on providing maximum security, privacy, anonymity, but also on allowing users to freely access popular sites restricted by certain countries around the world.
“We can certify that hide.me does not observe, record, store or log any of their users’ data and neither does it store it’s users’ IP addresses. On the basis of a detailed audit of hide.me we came to a conclusion that they have an absolutely zero log policy,” said DefenseCode Founder & CEO Leon Juranic.
As identity theft continues to rise — affecting 17 million Americans in just 12 months, according to the US DOJ Bureau of Justice Statistics’ latest report — having a secure online connection both at home and on mobile devices has become increasingly important.
hide.me’s 85 handpicked servers — located in 23 countries across the world — support a broad range of protocols, including IKEv1, IKEv2, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, SSTP and Softether. By having strategic locations and high quality servers, hide.me users are able to experience fast speed, no matter where they are, and free of charge.
The certification reinforces the high level of privacy offered by hide.me’s web-based service — which already supports all platforms including iOS, windows, Mac OS, Blackberry, Android and Linux — against cyber threats like online fraud and identity theft. The company’s recent release of the Android app means that it is now even easier for the world’s largest smartphone market to access the highest level of digital privacy and anonymity.
“It is critical for people around the world to know whether their VPN service stores their logs and sensitive information. Although many VPN providers around the world assure that they do not, we are the only service that has been audited by a completely independent, world-renowned security company,” explained eVenture Head Of Marketing Mohsin Ali Khan.